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CLINIC affiliate Catholic Community Services of Utah was featured in the PBS Visionaries documentary “The Story of Us.” Read the National Catholic Reporter's feature story about the organization’s work with refugees.

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In light of the Obama administration ending the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System, commonly known as NSEERS, Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson confirmed CLINIC's support for the action because of it discriminatory nature. Read the National Catholic Reporter article here.

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Advocacy Director Jill Marie Bussey spoke with Catholic Philly about the fear Central American immigrants face in their homelands, and the support cities across the nation are giving to immigrants when the cross the border.

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CLINIC resource “How to prepare for changes in the presidential administration” was distributed to residents in Lake County (Ohio) during a community meeting held by local leaders. Cleveland.com covered the event.   

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CLINIC advocacy attorney Christy Williams provided extensive background information for this article with the Ashbury Park Press discussing sanctuary cities.   

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In a letter read to parishes in his diocese, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, and CLINIC board member, promises to protect and advocate for immigrants.  Read the full National Catholic Reporter story here .

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CLINIC’s Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson discusses with Global Sisters Report some of CLINIC’s strategies to help immigrants as the presidential administration changes. Read more here.

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CLINIC co-sponsored a DACA screening clinic to help immigrants determine if they should apply for renewal or if they qualified for other relief programs. Read about the event here on WYPR's website.

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CLINIC Staff Attorney Michelle Mendez gives insight into the connection between Central American asylum seekers and gender violence. Read the Maryland Carey Law Magazine article here.   

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This past August, CLINIC Director Jeanne Atkinson presented at an event sponsored by SC Ministry Foundation, which gathered nearly 70 community partners.

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CLINIC's Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson among the many activists to speak out on behalf of immigrants in response to the Supreme Court’s tied decision in United States v. Texas. Read more here.

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José and Marina Aguilar have overcome many obstacles on their road to becoming American citizens. This in-depth feature by the National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report tells their story and how the upcoming Supreme Court ruling can impact many families like theirs. CLINIC’s Pat Zapor expounds on why the Catholic Church supports and advocates for fair immigration practices. Read more here.   

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CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson and CARA Pro Bono Project officials weigh in on the status of deportations while SCOTUS deliberates. Read more here

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In a recently released report by the CARA Pro Bono Family Detention project, many Central American mothers discuss the mistreatment they experienced while detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. NBC looks further in the actions of the immigration officials. Click here for the full story.  

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CLINIC’s Michelle Mendez is among the sources quoted in this NBC News piece that looks at a wide range of possible effects of a reported plan for deportation enforcement push this spring.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/can-democrats-rally-latino-vote-amid-immigration-arrests-n573271

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CLINIC’s Andres Abella was interviewed by Huffington Post about his time as a volunteer in the CARA Pro Bono Project.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/family-immigrant-detention-volunteers_us_57081462e4b0885fb50d202a

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On the day the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas, the case challenging President Obama’s efforts to expand DACA and create DAPA, CNN.com posted an op-ed on the case by Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a former member of CLINIC’s board of directors.

Archbishop Wester draws on the story of a family that has benefitted from DACA and could benefit further from DAPA, to point out that the case is about people whose family lives can be improved by removing the fear of deportation and other obstacles.

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CLINIC's board member Emilio T. Gonzalez wrote an op-ed for the Miami Herald and added "Those who choose to live permanently in the United States don’t need to be convinced of the enormous opportunities this country presents. But those opportunities are greater still for those who become citizens." Read here

 

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CLINIC join faith groups in support of the Obama administration’s actions that would temporarily protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Advocates to pay close attention to Pope Francis speech during his upcoming visit to Mexico. Francis' visit to focus on migrants and refugees. Read more.

 

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SC Ministry Foundation article, in recognition of National Migration Week, supports CLINIC's efforts to provide legal services for families who remain in detention in Dilley, Texas. Read here

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NBC reports on advocates pressuring the Obama administration in hopes that Central America migrants receive temporary protected status. Ashley Feasley, CLINIC's director of advocacy adds in the article that Temporary Protection Status is an "important humanitarian tool that can to help save lives. 

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Supreme Court's ruling on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action could come by the end of June, and may affect Latino vote. Bradley Jenkins, an attorney at CLINIC, says the questions the court wants to consider show the justices want to give a final answer on the validity of executive actions. Click here to read the story. 

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Read this article by Kurt Jensen from the Catholic News Service where CLINIC’s Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson talks about Catholic agencies joining forces in hopes to put a pause on ICE actions.

 

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Listen to an interview with CLINIC staff attorney Michelle Mendez about a new resource for educators for working with undocumented students. Andrea Acosta of El Pregonero, Spanish-language newspaper of the Archdiocese of Washington, conducted the interview for her radio program, Abriendo Puertas, which is heard in 40 markets around the United States.

 

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Read the Article by Pilar Marrero, La Opinion - September 23, 2015

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Read the Article by Ed Pilkington, The Guardian -September 22, 2015

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Read the Article by Terra Dankowski, American Libraries- September 17, 2015

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Read the Article by Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service- September 4, 2015

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Read the Article by Griselda Nevarez, NBC News - August 24, 2015

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Read the article by Patricia Zapor, The Catholic Sun- August 24, 2015

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Read the Article by Emily Wilkins, Roll Call - August 20, 2015

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Read the Article by Roque Planas, Huffington Post - August 19, 2015

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Read the Article by Catholic News Service - Catholic Herald , July 29, 2015

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Click here to read the article  by Nuri Valbona, Global Sisters Report  Supportive - July 21, 2015

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Central American asylum seekers continue to suffer in family detention and, due to Senate funding cuts, legal representation remains out of reach for many unaccompanied minors.  CLINIC Executive Director, Jeanne Atkinson urges necessary funding for legal support, due process for unaccompanied minors, and an end to family d

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